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Jan 17, 2010 9:00am EST
haiti's ambassador to the united states were prophetic. >> i'm quite sure we will need everything. >> reporter: the pictures have become familiar. the presidential palace had all but collapsed. so had block after block, neighborhood after neighborhood, gone. a police station destroyed. the university flattened. >> we need more people down here. >> reporter: united nations headquarters, gone. the few helpers that remained had to help themselves. everywhere there were frantic efforts to pull people from the debris. tons of debris. the few happy endings offset by horrific scenes on corner after corner. port-au-prince was on its own. as the sun rose on wednesday, the earthquake's impact could be seen not just in the city but in surrounding neighborhoods. in the best of times, haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. four out of five people here live in poverty. with hospitals collapsed and no doctors or ambulances in the streets, people realized it was up to them. right now we're outside a hospital. it is an almost indescribable scene of anguish with bodies lying in the
Jan 10, 2010 9:00am EST
look at the numbers. in 2009 there were about 2 billion physical books sold in the united states. sounds like a lot but that's down nearly 5% from 2008. in 2010, that number is expected to drop another 2%. but e-books? sales will go from about 150 million dollars last year to an estimated billion dollar business by 2012. as new products from tech companies like apple flood the market. >> did the transition to electronic books happen slower or faster than you thought it would? >> everything happens faster. there's nothing that happens slowly anymore. >> reporter: best selling author ken auletta is a media watcher and columnist for the new yorker. >> the speed is exponential. it just is stunning if you think about it. it took television over three decades to reach 50% of the american public. it took electricity 70 years. it took the internet ten years. it took face book five years to reach 350 million people. that's extraordinary. >> reporter: electronic books could up the ante even more. though not every author is on board, j.k.rowling writer of the harry potter series refuses to sell her
Jan 3, 2010 9:00am EST
headlines for this sunday morning, the third of january, 2010. the united states has closed its embassy in yemen following threats from an al qaeda-linked group. officials say they were not taking any chances amid what is being described as an active threat. the move comes a day after president obama said yemen-based militants were behind the attempt to bomb a plane near detroit on christmas day. britain has chresed its embassy as well. a somali man with suspected links to al qaeda was carried into a danish courtroom yesterday where he was charged with attempted murder. the axe-wielding suspect was shot by police after breaking into the home of danish cartoonist on friday. his cartoon representation of mohammed three years ago outraged the muslim world. police in mexico have struck back at that nation's notorious drug cartel. the arrest of carlos belltron comes three weeks after one of his brothers died in the shootout with government troops. after the shootout, the government stormed the house of a soldier who died in the battle killing his mother and four other relatives. the f.a.a. i
Jan 31, 2010 9:00am EST
. >> reporter: 75 men have served as treasury secretary of the united states. few have had the impact of henry merit paulson, jr. >> good morning, everyone. i hope you got a lot of sleep last night. >> tonight another wild ride on wall street. stock prices plunge again. >> all eyes are on a.i.g.. >> it's now eight straight losses. >> reporter: in 2008 as the global economy teetered on a precipice, he became the face of the financial crisis. >> we must now take further decisive action. people can remain confident in the soundness and the resilience of our financial system. turmoil will not end quickly. and significant challenges remain ahead. >> witness for today's hearing.... >> reporter: he was still answering for his decisions at a hearing on capitol hill last week. >> we worked hard for these tax dollars. now these guys who screwed up everything are getting bonuses. >> reporter: how did you feel about walking out of this place finally? paulson left the treasury last january. >> i was in some ways ready to go. >> reporter: after a turbulent two-and-a-half year tenure. >> we did things
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